In the Spring of 2014 a small group of close friends broke ground on a building project in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. Their primary endeavor was a multi-platform tree house, but also included a skate bowl and a wood fired soaking tub as well. The crew came from all over the country and from a variety of backgrounds. Some were professional carpenters, others learned on the job, gaining experience along the way. The Cinder Cone is Foster Huntington’s short film that documents this year-long process of building his dream home with this community of tight knit friends.
Special Thanks: Cheri McKenzie, Jessica Prescott, Courtney Neel, Shannon Christy, Bryan Kirk, Blair Trotman, Liam Burr, Francois Desrosiers, Joey Vosburgh, Stephen Shannon, Mikkel St. Jean-Duncan, Greg Hill, Chris Rubens, Mike Grant, Chris Mctaggart. OSIF, Bruno Long, Tait Trautman, Ben Marr, Ryan Tebbutt
Segment Directed by Michael Brown and Ben Sturgulewski,
Produced by Zac Ramras and Nick Waggoner.
in association with Dynafit, Powder Magazine, and Whitewater Resort
an excerpt from Sweetgrass Productions' VALHALLA
From backflips through old growth trees to huge airs over raging summer creeks, the action begs the question: “How’d the hell they do that?!” For the full feature length film, head here: georiot.co/1ZKv
Starring Cody Barnhill, Sierra Quitiquit, Alex Monot, Pep Fujas, Zack Giffin, Eric Hjorleifson, Molly Baker, and Kazushi Yamauchi
Beyond action sports-- with Valhalla's totally unique style and structure, we've recognized an opportunity to put a daring new spin on the ski film, exploding the boundaries of the genre, opening the eyes and melting the hearts of any story-loving soul. With hard-hitting ski and snowboard action complimenting a more narrative-driven approach than our past films, or perhaps any other ski movie before it, we follow one man's escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth.
Weaving story and character with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul.